Airport Consultant Agrees to Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud

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Francisco Roberto Santos may be forced to pay back as much as $644,000 in fines and back taxes.

Guam – The airport consultant who was indicted on charges of tax fraud is agreeing to plead guilty to some of the charges against him.

 

Francisco Roberto Santos, who has worked as the Guam International Airport Authority’s business and financial consultant, has signed a plea deal agreeing to plead guilty to three of the five charges against him, or simply put, three of the five years that he failed to file tax returns.

The Attorney General’s Office cited him for not paying taxes from 2008 to 2012, but he’ll only be charged for tax years 2010 to 2012.

Within those years, Santos made an average of $230,000 a year and owed between $65,000 to $67,000 to the Department of Rev and Tax.

However, under the plea deal, he’ll still be required to pay back taxes for all five years for a restitution of $343,950.

In addition, Santos could face additional fines of up to $100,000 for each charge.

He’s also facing a prison term of up to three years.

You can read the plea agreement by clicking on the file below. 

 

 

santos_tax_fraud_plea.pdf